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My mum is 88 and has dementia and is now unable to walk


Registered User
Jun 14, 2015
Mum has only ever said yes for the past three years and is starting to lean over to the left hand side when she is sitting or lying down. Has anybody else had these symptoms and what was the outcome?


Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
Hi and welcome to TP.

I couldn't believe it when I read your post. I had just finished getting my husband to sit up straight again! Only this week he has started leaning to the left whenever he sits for any length of time. I've tried propping him with cushions etc but he still manages to lean.

I'll look forward to reading the experiences of others.


Registered User
Jan 20, 2011
My mum has in the last 6 months started leaning to the right when seated. She's left-handed, if that is of any relevance? She is now almost unable to walk and uses a wheelchair most of the time. Sounds as if our relatives are at a similar stage physically. Wish I knew what caused the leaning, but I don't think it can be corrected. It seems to happen to a lot of people. Perhaps it is the start of muscular contractures? :(